Boil Water Notice for Residents of Harris County MUD 46 Effective Until Further Notice

Update on August 26, 2023 at 11:23 AM: Boil Water Notice for Residents of Harris County MUD 46 Effective Until Further Notice.  Repairs are in progress.

Due to three water main breaks associated with the extreme drought conditions in the Houston-area, a portion of Harris County MUD 46 residents may be experiencing low water pressure or a temporary loss of water. Please be aware that repairs are being made as quickly as possible, and that water should be restored within the next couple of hours. Residents of Harris County MUD 46 are asked to boil drinking water for the next 24-hours. We will update the District’s website again once the repairs are completed.

  • Please do not drink your tap water. To ensure your tap water is safe for drinking, bring it to a rolling boil for at least one minute. LET COOL BEFORE DRINKING.
  • After boiling your water, store it in the refrigerator for drinking.
  • If you have a water filter, don’t assume that you don’t need to boil your drinking water. Most common water filters are incapable of removing microorganisms.
  • Don’t let your pets drink your contaminated water; give them clean, cooled boiled water.
  • If using water to treat minor injuries, boil the water and wait for it to cool first.
  • Be careful not to swallow shower or bath water.
  • Use bottled or cooled boiled water for everything in your household, including doing your teeth, making ice, washing salad items, and bathing.
  • Cook and prepare food using boiled and cooled water.
  • Disinfect food contact surfaces and dishes with tap water containing a teaspoon of bleach per gallon.
  • Throw away any foods, beverages or ice cubes made with your contaminated drinking water.